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Old 16-02-20, 11:30 AM
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I have acquired a button which I think is military but have no idea, it was found in a box of buttons left by an old lady who has since died. I wondered of anyone can identify it for me please.
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Old 16-02-20, 12:41 PM
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Hello Sanny1, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 16-02-20, 01:47 PM
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I think it's a generic Rifle Volunteer button, as for cleaning, I'd leave it as is.

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Old 16-02-20, 03:50 PM
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First, Welcome to the forum. Not a very clear photo but looks like Victorian. As Rob says, a”Rifle” Regt. But I would say Regular rather than Volunteer Regt. (As it appears to be Brass). If there is a maker’s mark on the rear, It could help you in finding decade in which it was made or issued. (I suspect mid 1880s.). If it is well worn, I would see no further harm in cleaning it. You could try a mild Silver cleaning agent with a soft tooth brush. If it IS silver plated, you could try a silver cleaning liquid and follow the instructions! Good luck and I hope you receive more answers on your questions. Regards, D.J.
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Old 16-02-20, 03:56 PM
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Further to my post above Sanny1, If you post all that is on the rear of your button, printing, logos design etc. Other members may shoot back a quick answer in greater depth than I did. Regards, D.J.
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Old 16-02-20, 05:24 PM
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I think it's a generic Rifle Volunteer button, as for cleaning, I'd leave it as is.

Rob
The button looks blackened or bronzed. If you clean it you get a 'damaged' object without value.
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